NC State Overview for Students

With more than 34,000 students, North Carolina State University is the largest university in the state and offers 110 different fields of study. NC State is consistently ranked by Princeton Review as one of the best values in public higher education in the United States. When you come to NC State, you'll be part of a university that is nationally and internationally ranked for its academic programs and research opportunities. You'll join a learning community that is as intellectually rigorous as it is personally and culturally enriching. When you come to NC State, you'll become part of a family that has only one thing in mind – your success.


NC State University consists of 10 schools and colleges. Find the one you can call home:

There's also the First Year College and Graduate School.

Costs of attending NC State

College is a major financial commitment. But at NC State, we believe you'll get a significant return on your investment - a first-rate education from a comprehensive university.

Click here for more information about how much it would cost to be an undergraduate or a graduate student at NC State.

Campus Life

Check out the new student guide that was written by NC State students and international students who previously studied at NC State. The guide includes helpful information about traveling within the US, as well as getting around and enjoying the Raleigh community.

GTI New Student Guide
Campus Virtual Tour Campus Transportation

Take a virtual tour and explore the campus through photos or visit key campus locations

Check out university housing (on-campus dorm rooms and apartments)

Explore the various transportation options you have to get around campus and the city

Campus Dining NCSU Libraries Student Health Center

Find out about dining options available on campus in various locations

Discover the libraries on the NC State campus and everything they offer

Learn about the services provided by the Student Health Center

Wolfpack sports Campus Recreation Using MyPack Portal

Cheer on our Wolfpack teams as they take on other teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Get involved in sports and recreation with activities, sports, and outdoors adventures available on and off campus

Use MyPack Portal to register for classes and manage your academic and personal records

Learn how to use Moodle -
NC State's online learning system

NC State on the Go

There are many guides for your smartphone that provide you with the resources you need to find your way around campus and around town.

App iTunes Android Name & Description
NC State On Campus - this is the official app created by the university.
NC State University Guides - career fairs, student leadership opportunities, event info (Wolfpack Welcome Week & Packapalooza), and more.
Tour NC State - take a self-guided tour with a GPS-enabled campus map or browse photos and videos of campus landmarks and locations.
NCSU Libraries Mobile Tours - explore the learning spaces in the D.H. Hill and Hunt Libraries.
NCSU Student Media - features the daily student newspaper, Technician, the 24/7 radio station, WKNC 88.1 FM, the weekly African-American newspaper, Nubian Message, the yearbook, Agromeck, and the annual literary magazine.
GOPACK.COM Gameday Lite - keep up with your favorite NC State sports.
TransLoc Transit Visualization - track the Wolfline, CAT, and Triangle Transit buses in real time.

Raleigh & the Triangle

Raleigh is the capital and the 2nd largest city in North Carolina. With more than 400,000 residents, it's one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Raleigh, along with Durham and Chapel Hill, are the main cities that comprise the Research Triangle region. The area is home to about 2 million residents. Below are some websites that will help you get to know what's happening in Raleigh and the Triangle.